Dear Shaded Viewers,
Presenting one of his most accomplished menswear collections to date, Christophe Lemaire focused on what he does best: authentic, stylish and beautifully crafted clothes, which will stand the test of time. This season, the silhouette felt rounder and more generous, with cocoon-like outerwear, cozy yak and shetland knits, as well as tailored Japanese denim, loose linen shirts and pleated pants. Inspired by August Sander's photographs and utilitarian clothing, Lemaire worked with the timeless notion of an urban uniform, simplifying shapes and adding precious little details. Despite being understated, Lemaire's clothes manage to be refined and distinctive at the same time. The best thing about the French designer is probably that he keeps reasserting his own point of view each season while refining his pieces, which advocate consistency instead of fads.